Homework is assigned at all grade levels because it provides an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding and skills, develop good study habits, and understand that learning takes effort at home as well as at school. Completing and turning in homework on a consistent basis results in increased student learning and development of responsibility.
The basic purposes for homework are to:
- Provide time for students to practice what they have learned in class.
- Prepare for an upcoming class discussion or assignment.
- Study for an assessment opportunity.
- Work on special projects or reports.
In addition, a student may bring work home to complete that was not completed during in-class work time.